Gloversville to seek bids for property, fire truck

GLOVERSVILLE?- The Common Council on Tuesday passed a resolution to seek bids for a city-owned property at 42 Steele Ave.

The property was assessed by the city at $4,300, according to the resolution document, and the city will accept bids starting at $2,000.

The council determined the city has no present or foreseeable use for the parcel and it was in the city’s best interest to sell it.

A house that was on the now-empty lot was destroyed in a fire.

Bids should be delivered to the City Clerk’s Office by the deadline of 3 p.m. Feb. 12.

The winning bid, if any, will be announced at the work session meeting of the Common Council on Feb. 12 and a public hearing regarding the proposed sale will be scheduled for Feb. 26.

In other business at its Tuesday meeting, the council passed a resolution authorizing the sale of a 1986 Peter Pirsch fire engine with 108,556 miles on it and a 750-gallon tank that has the capability to pump 1,500 gallons per minute. The minimum bid for the fire truck will be $2,500.

The council also appointed public accountants Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli to conduct the 2012 city audit and authorized the mayor to execute the letter of engagement.